Latest News About Black Holes

A black hole is a location in space that possesses so much gravity, nothing can escape its pull, even light. Learn more about what black holes are and the latest news.
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Cosmic 'Nuclear Pasta' May Be Stranger Than Originally Thought
Artist's Impression of a Neutron Star
January 21st, 2015
The crusts of neutron stars — cosmic cousins of black holes — possess a weird form of matter known as 'nuclear pasta.'
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Happy Birthday, Stephen Hawking! Famed Scientist Turns 73 Today
Stephen Hawking
January 8th, 2015
Stephen Hawking celebrates his 73rd birthday today.
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'Interstellar' Science: Physicist Kip Thorne Writes the Book
The black hole Gargantua
December 29th, 2014
How much of the movie "Interstellar" is fiction, and how much is based in fact? Theoretical physicist Kip Thorne writes about his work keeping the science fiction epic within the realm of possibility.
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Mysterious Signal Points to Monster Black Hole Merger
Black Hole Binary Inside a Quasar
January 20th, 2015
Scientists saw repeating pulses from a quasar — a bright galactic core powered by at least one huge black hole — and say the light is likely being generated during the latter stages of a monster black hole collision.
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'The Science of 'Interstellar' (US 2014): Book Excerpt
The Science of Interstellar Cover
December 29th, 2014
In his new book "The Science of Interstellar" (W.W. Norton & Company, 2014), theoretical physicist Kip Thorne discusses his time working on the movie "Interstellar," and his mission to root the film in real science.
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'Interstellar': A Sci-Fi Film with Plenty of 'Ifs'
Artist conception of black hole
December 19th, 2014
In 'Interstellar,' science had a front seat.
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Monster Black Hole Caught Feeding in Galaxy Crash
NuSTAR images of supermassive black hole
January 14th, 2015
A NASA space telescope has spotted a colossal black hole chowing down on gas from a distant collision between two doomed galaxies.
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Mystery Object Appears Near Milky Way's Monster Black Hole
G2 gas cloud's encounter with Sagittarius A
December 30th, 2014
A mystery object at the center of the galaxy has astronomers scratching their heads, and a new piece of information won't be solving the case before the New Year.
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'Interstellar' Visions: Space Epic's Amazing Special Effects Explained
interstellar, space travel, visual effects
December 23rd, 2014
"Interstellar" was driven by scientific accuracy and top-notch visual effects, says Paul Franklin, the effects supervisor for the sci-fi hit.
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